Automotive and Diesel Technology - AOS Degree (60 Credits)

Begin a Career as a Truck and Diesel Technician
This program is designed to prepare students in five areas of ASE Automotive Certification and seven areas of ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certifications.  Graduates will be able to correctly test, diagnose, repair and adjust as necessary the components in the areas of gasoline engine performance, brakes, steering and suspension, electrical/electronic system, diesel engines, heavy duty chassis, and preventive maintenance inspection.  The program is continually updated to provide the theoretical knowledge and “real-world” skills required to service the latest vehicles and ensure customer satisfaction.  Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to begin careers as Truck and Diesel Technicians and related support positions.
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US Depart of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Automotive and Diesel Technician: 49-2096.00
Semester 1   Credits
AT100 Performance Fundamentals 3
TD100 Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension 3
AT105 Manual Drive Trains & Axles 3
AT108 Automotive Electrical Foundations 3
SS100 The Automobile and Society 3
  Total  15
Semester 2    
AT101 Engine Repair 3
TD101 Heavy Duty Braking Systems 3
TD102 Diesel Engines 3
AT110 Electrical/Electronic Systems 3
EG101 College Reading and Writing 3
  Total  15
Semester 3    
TD202 Diesel Fuel System 3
AT202 Advanced Electronic Systems 3
TD204 Advance Heavy Duty Undercarriage 3
AT208 Automatic Transmission I 3
EG102 Technical Communications 3
  Total  15
Semester 4    
AT112 Engine Electronics 3
AT209 Automatic Transmission II 3
TD210 Diesel Engine Accessories 3
AT218 High Performance Engines 3
MA100 Technical Mathematics 3
  Total 15


This program is designed to provide highly structured training skills necessary for successful employment in the field of automotive or diesel technology.  Programs are continually revised to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.